Valentine’s Day is almost here! Do you guys have any plans? Hubby and I are just planning on taking a drive and doing a hike if the weather is nice. We aren’t really into the sugary-sweet over-the-top Valentine’s Day traditions, so we usually take the day to get outdoors or go to a comedy club. I’ve never really been into decorating for Valentine’s Day either – everything is either too cartoony, too gaudy, or just… too much! Since this is the first Valentine’s Day since I’ve started blogging, I thought I would try to find different ways to decorate that are more subdued. I started first with this natural rosemary Valentine’s wreath, and today I’m sharing with you my crocheted heart door hanger.
Crocheted Heart Door Hanger Materials:
– Embroidery needle (not pictured)
This is a super quick project that I finished within a half hour. I’m a crocheter, but haven’t ever had the need to crochet hearts before, so I followed this tutorial from Petals to Picots. Just head over there and follow her fantastic pattern! I made a total of 3 hearts, each one smaller than the next.
To achieve this, I first followed Petals to Picots’ pattern to a T to make my largest heart. For my medium heart, I followed all the steps except for the last round. And finally for the smallest heart, I followed the steps and left off the last two rounds. I then cut and wove in the ends of all my hearts with my embroidery needle. Pretty easy!
But since I wanted this to be a crocheted heart door hanger, I took it further and attached all the hearts together using a simple crochet foundation chain. I did one at the top in a loop for the hanger part like so:
I achieve this by tying a knot with the end of the yarn around the top middle of the heart, then making a foundation chain and then tying the opposite end into the heart again. I followed the same process for connecting the remaining two hearts:
After I added the two smaller hearts, my crocheted heart door hanger was complete!
Isn’t it just adorable? This project is super easy, even for beginners, and like I said, it only took me about a half hour or a little less to whip up! I like that it’s totally applicable for Valentine’s Day but has a cute handmade look so that it could be kept out all year round.
I decided to hang it on the door to our master bedroom, and I must say, I think it looks quite pretty sitting there!
If you’re looking for a little bit of handmade love for some Valentine’s Day decor or a gift, definitely give this crocheted heart hanger a try! It’ll be sure to brighten up your day 🙂
How do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?
CUTE! I had no idea that you know how to crochet! xo
Thanks Bre! I love to crochet 🙂 My grandma taught me some of the basics before she passed away (she was a professional and sold her afghans and things) and then I picked it back up a couple years ago and have been self-teaching some new techniques! It’s very relaxing and cool to be able to make scarves and things!
You’re such a good crocheter! It looks absolutely perfect on the door to your room. 🙂 🙂 You’re pictures are great. Love love and love. (Especially the fox cameo!!)
Aw, thank you! Crocheting is my cathartic hobby 🙂 And I can never resist a fox cameo!
best tutorial i;ve seen today !
Aw, thank you so much!
This is cute on the door knob! It would also look great on a narrow wall, like I have on the inside of my front door.
I would love if you shared this at our Yarn Fanatic Link Party – http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/02/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-23-expression.html.
And don’t forget to enter the Yarn Giveaway while you’re there!
Thank you so much, Alexandra! It would totally look great as a wall piece as well 🙂 I’ll definitely stop by your Yarn Fanatic link party ASAP! 🙂
This is so lovely!! Love the way you take photos! very artistic
Thank you so much! I love photography 🙂
so cute any time of the year♥ Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop! Watch for your feature on Monday xo
Aw, thank you so much for the kind words and the feature! Great party! 🙂
I have just done your Christmas Heart Applique pattern.
I love this pattern BUT I would like to make it bigger then just 3 rounds. How do I do this.
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